Nigerian celebrity designer, Yomi Casual, sure had a ready reply for a follower who stormed his page to beg him for money, because she has nothing to eat.
Yomi Casual who in his comment wondered where she got money for her internet bundle, concluded by saying she doesn’t know what she wants.
While some of his followers defended him over the reply, others called out Yomi Casual over the reply they said is rather too harsh.
Yomi, younger brother of Ace Comedian, AY and the last of seven Children of the Makun Family, Omoniyi Makun hails from Ifon in Ondo State Nigeria.
He started his fashion out, Yomi Casual® in the 2007 and broke into A-list Fashion designers in Nigeria, when his bold and contemporary designs became the favourite of Celebrities in Nigeria and Africa.
In a 2017 interview with The Nation, Tomi Casual disclosed that AY bought him his first sewing machine. Here are excerpts from his interview;
How did you set out?
I studied fashion and design in Auchi Polytechnic, so this is me doing my profession. I never wanted to study it as a course. I always had a desire to study arts because I’m an artiste. I paint, I sketch and I do all of that. But my elder sister made a mistake. She bought my JAMB form for me and she filled fashion design instead of fine and applied arts. So that was how I found myself doing fashion. It was all a mistake and the mistake has paid off. It’s really helping me because I’ve been able to infuse my artistic abilities into fashion.
How did you get to this level?
I started from AY’s house. After school, I was still in Warri, so AY encouraged me to come down to Lagos. Me, I liked my Warri. I was making handmade cards, doing sign posts and I was ok with the 5k or 10k I was receiving. o when I moved to Lagos, I made something for him and Alibaba. Alibaba wore it and everybody commended it. I was in that same event and one guy came to AY to commend his outfit and he told them I was the designer. Then, I had no name. I was just doing it for the fun of it.
Suddenly, all the camera men beamed their lights on me and I was struck dumb. I couldn’t say a word. So they took the camera off me and coached me on what to say. That was it. AY bought me my first sewing machine in his house. Then he was staying in a three-bedroom apartment in Iponri Estate. Then, it was me, Elenu and Seyi Law living in that same room.
During the day, the room was my office. We would just remove the bed and just leave the sewing machine and the chair. It got to a point, I moved the machine to the kitchen and I was working from there. So we made the room an office, so when my clients come, they came straight to the room and AY did not have a problem with it. From there, AY moved out. I turned the living room into my office. From there again, I moved into a proper office in Aguda; from Aguda to Bode Thomas, and from Bode Thomas to Lekki.